Post by yorkshiremouth on May 20, 2017 10:53:02 GMT
SWMBO first went to Skiathos (Espiredes at Achladies) before we met.
When we got together we revisited the same hotel (my first time) with her stepdaughter (then mid teens). That was around 10 years ago.
Then, with a daughter of 18 months (8 years ago), and SWMBO pregnant with our son, we went to the superb Villa Anastasia, just up the road.
Summer 2015 we went to the same villa again, this time no step daughter.
This Summer we're going to Skiathos Palace. We're 52, the kids will be approaching 10 & 8.
I really love the island. I enjoyed our last holiday the most. Most nights we got the Achladies water taxi into town at around 7:00, had a beer at Mythos Bar, the wandered the town looking for a tavern. Land taxi back. Occasionally we stayed at Achladies and ate there.
I'll not be able to do it this time, but at some point in the future (probably when retired) I'd like to go in the spring when it's just a tad cooler and explore the island a bit more.
Hello & welcome yorkshiremouth, I'm sure I've just posted a reply to you on TripAdvisor ! Stayed at Esperides last year & a friend is currently at Villa Anastasia. Had drinks on their balcony last week. Stunning views! We stayed at Skiathos Palace in 2014. Loved Maratha beach. You must seriously try the walk through the forest to the Mandraki beaches from bus stop 23 or 24 When are you going? If after June, tavernas should be up & running on all beaches Enjoy
my first holiday to skiathos was to the esperides, (many years ago) a lovely spot we had a boat and had a great time going along the coast stopping off.. Nowdays we prefer a studio and eating out. I'll many always remember the little boat into town at night sitting at the front legs dangling over the side. When i remarried i had to work hard to persuade my husband to visit as he'd had a bad experience there, he fell in love with it and weve returned many times. When my grandchildren are a little older i'd love to take them , and see them enjoy the many lovely beaches.